from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or providing only the bare essentials: a hand-to-mouth existence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having barely enough to survive, being close to poverty
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Precarious; unsettled; depending on present needs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. providing only bare essentials
from the idiomatic phrase live from hand to mouth (Wiktionary)